Hello once again friends! First off, I would like to thank all of those who so generously responded to my previous post. I really appreciated all of your input so thanks, it meant a lot to me. As someone who is looking to pursue a career in being a secondary-school history teacher, however, I have several questions. These have been gnawing at me lately so I would like to hear some input please. 1) Is it feasible to provide other sources besides the textbook? For example, can one easily integrate primary source texts into one's lesson plans or is that frowned upon? I am not talking about having the students purchase those texts but about having the teacher deciding to print out some pages and distributing them around the class? 2) What if one is teaching and comes to the conclusion that the textbook has glaring historical errors in it? For example, the textbook might say "Columbus discovered that the earth was round" or "After the fall of the Roman empire it was only until the Italian Renaissance that people realized that it was important to learn and so they started reading classical works." Essentially, the usual myths being propagated as history. Can a teacher flat out say to the class that the textbook is incorrect in certain regards? Thank you all very much for your time!